BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Union College men's swimming coach Rafael Forti has announced that Jesus Bravo has signed his National Letter of Intent, and plans to join the Bulldog program in time for the start of the 2014 Spring Semester.
"With the latest addition of Jesus, I feel confident we were able to provide much needed depth to our sprint freestyle events," said Forti. "He possesses good speed and will contribute to our sprint freestyle and relay events. I am happy he is joining us in the spring."
Bravo, a native of Guayaquil, Ecuador, prepped at Santiago Mayor High School in his native country, while clubbing with Delfines. At Santiago Mayor, Bravo was named the schools "Best Athlete" and was part of State Selection. He is also taken part in several triathlons, becoming a sub-champion in the event.
Jesus, the son of Jesus Bravo Sr. and Amparo Iturralde, plans to major in biology at Union College.
The Union College men's swimming team returns to action on Saturday, hosting Transylvania (Ky.) and Bethel (Tenn.) at Stivers Aquatic Center. Action gets underway at 1 p.m.